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Jul 30, 2012

Champions rise and dynasties fade

LONDON (Reuters) – An Olympic tale of rise, decline and fall is unfolding on the fields, pools and boards at the London Games even though competition is only just getting into full swing.

The early casualties include Michael Phelps, winner of a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, who has a solitary silver medal after two of his seven races.

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Champions rise and dynasties fade

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – An Olympic tale of rise, decline
and fall is unfolding on the fields, pools and boards at the
London Games even though competition is only just getting into
full swing.

The early casualties include Michael Phelps, winner of a
record eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, who has a
solitary silver medal after two of his seven races.

Jul 29, 2012

Swimming: Lochte upstaged by French speed

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryan Lochte, the new face of American men’s swimming, was upstaged by an astonishing relay leg from France’s Yannick Agnel on Sunday, the day after defeating Michael Phelps at the London Olympics.

The U.S. coaches, influenced by Lochte’s victory over eight times Beijing gold medalist Phelps in the 400 meters individual medley, gave the new champion the anchor leg in the 4×100 meters relay.

Jul 29, 2012

Lochte upstaged by French speed

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryan Lochte, the new face of American men’s swimming, was upstaged by an astonishing relay leg from France’s Yannick Agnel on Sunday, the day after defeating Michael Phelps at the London Olympics.

The U.S. coaches, influenced by Lochte’s victory over eight times Beijing gold medallist Phelps in the 400 metres individual medley, gave the new champion the anchor leg in the 4×100 metres relay.

Jul 29, 2012

Kobe Bryant relishes Olympic experience

LONDON (Reuters) – First Lady Michelle Obama joined a raucous crowd applauding the great entertainers of the Olympic Games on Sunday as her country’s men’s basketball team started their campaign with a spectacular display against France.

Kobe Bryant, the highest earner in the NBA, was prominent in a team of millionaires who delighted a diverse audience at the Olympic Park in one of London’s more deprived areas during their 98-71 victory.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-Basketball-Bryant relishes Olympic experience

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S First Lady Michelle Obama
joined a raucous crowd applauding the great entertainers of the
Olympic Games on Sunday as her country’s men’s basketball team
started their campaign with a spectacular display against
France.

Kobe Bryant, the highest earner in the NBA, was prominent in
a team of millionaires who delighted a diverse audience at the
Olympic Park in one of London’s more deprived areas during their
98-71 victory.

Jul 28, 2012

Lochte confirms 2012 is his year of years

LONDON (Reuters) – As an article of faith, Ryan Lochte has said all year that his time has come.

On Saturday evening he matched deeds to words by surging to a majestic victory over Michael Phelps in the first of their two London Olympics medley duels at the Aquatics Centre.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Swimming-Lochte confirms 2012 is his year of years

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – As an article of faith, Ryan
Lochte has said all year that his time has come.

On Saturday evening he matched deeds to words by surging to
a majestic victory over Michael Phelps in the first of their two
London Olympics medley duels at the Aquatics Centre.

Jul 28, 2012

London opens with pageant for next generation

LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of meadows, smokestacks and digital wizardry before an audience of 60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television viewers around the globe.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-London opens with pageant for next generation

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth
declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in
a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and
eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her
United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of
meadows, smokestacks and digital wizardry before an audience of
60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television
viewers around the globe.

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